2011 SEASON PREDICTIONS AND WHATNOT…

   I’m not really a fan of prediction columns in sports. I mean, sure, it’s a chance to look brilliant (or dumb), but there are simply too many unknowns in even your most typical basketball season. I mean, what if one or more superstars get injured, or Donald Sterling trades the Clippers to Mark Cuban…

YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE LAST OF US-2011 BOSTON CELTICS PREVIEW

HEAD COACH: DOC RIVERS PROJECTED ROTATION: PG-RAJON RONDOSG-RAY ALLENSF-PAUL PIERCEPF-KEVIN GARNETTC-KENDRICK PERKINSC-SHAQUILLE O’NEALC/F-JERMAINE O’NEALF-BIG BABY DAVISG-NATE ROBINSONG-DELONTE WEST As much as it pains me to say this, you have to give Danny Ainge credit. Coming off a season in which his aging team had been left for dead by most experts, only to gird their…

ONE MORE THAN SHAQ (WORKING ON TWO):2011 LOS ANGELES LAKERS PREVIEW

 By John Hathwell HEAD COACH: PHIL JACKSON PROJECTED ROTATION: PG-DEREK FISHER SG-KOBE BRYANT SF-RON ARTEST PF-PAU GASOL C-ANDREW BYNUM F-LAMAR ODOM F-MATT BARNES G-STEVE BLAKE G-SHANNON BROWN C-THEO RATLIFF They did it again. Barely. Through all the usual turmoil surrounding the defense of a Championship, all the second guessing of the Ron Artest signing, the injuries…